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NCAA Wrestling: Division I-Championship Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The wrestling postseason is muted this year for the Cyclones. Having only three qualifiers and no AA favorites will do that to a team, but despite that, the road to the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships continues on. Seeding and brackets were released today for March Matness, which is only a week away.

To help you get ready to follow along, we’ve complied the seeds, tournament schedule, full list of qualifiers, and initial brackets and placed them below. In return all that we ask is that you say something nice about Kevin Dresser in the comments.

Schedule

Session I: Begins Thursday, March 16th, at 11 a.m. on ESPNU & WatchESPN

Session II: Begins Thursday, March 16th, at 6 p.m. on ESPN & WatchESPN

Session III (Quarterfinals): Begins Friday, March 17th, at 10 a.m. on ESPNU & WatchESPN

Session IV (Semifinals): Begins Friday, March 17th, at 7 p.m. on ESPN & WatchESPN

Session V (Medal Rounds):Begins Saturday, March 18th, at 10 a.m. on ESPN & WatchESPN

Session VI (Finals): Begins Saturday, March 18th, at 7 p.m. on ESPN & WatchESPN

Brackets

Full Brackets Are Available Here (pdf)

Full List of Seeds and Qualifiers

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Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 Thomas Gilman (27-0) Iowa Big Ten
2 Joey Dance (25-1) Virginia Tech ACC
3 Nick Suriano (16-3) Penn St. Big Ten
4 Darian Cruz (26-2) Lehigh EIWA
5 Tim Lambert (28-6) Nebraska Big Ten
6 Ethan Lizak (26-6) Minnesota Big Ten
7 Sean Russell (32-6) Edinboro EWL
8 Nicholas Piccininni (22-6) Oklahoma St. Big 12
9 Joshua Rodriguez (23-2) North Dakota St. Big 12
10 Jack Mueller (24-4) Virginia ACC
11 Josh Terao (28-5) American EIWA
12 Sean Fausz (25-6) North Carolina St. ACC
13 Shakur Laney (26-6) Ohio MAC
14 Freddie Rodriguez (21-6) SIUE SoCon
15 Drew Templeman (19-7) Wyoming Big 12
16 Nathan Kraisser (25-7) Campbell SoCon
US Kyle Akins (19-5) Buffalo MAC
US Ibrahim Bunduka (21-5) George Mason EWL
US Brent Fleetwood (22-10) Central Mich. MAC
US Noah Gonser (16-10) Eastern Mich. MAC
US Jake Gromacki (19-7) Clarion EWL
US Brock Hudkins (18-10) Northern Ill. MAC
US Johnny Jimenez (15-10) Wisconsin Big Ten
US Barlow McGhee (19-11) Missouri MAC
US Christian Moody (17-12) Oklahoma Big 12
US Sean Nickell (23-10) CSU Bakersfield Pac-12
US Elijah Oliver (14-8) Indiana Big Ten
US Vito Pasone (16-7) Appalachian St. SoCon
US Dylan Peters (8-6) UNI MAC
US Travis Piotrowski (18-13) Illinois Big Ten
US Jose Rodriguez (15-10) Ohio St. Big Ten
US Gabe Townsell (16-9) Stanford Pac-12
US Conor Youtsey (6-6) Michigan Big Ten
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Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 Nathan Tomasello (19-0) Ohio St. Big Ten
2 Seth Gross (30-1) South Dakota St. Big 12
3 Kaid Brock (25-2) Oklahoma St. Big 12
4 Cory Clark (15-3) Iowa Big Ten
5 Stevan Micic (24-5) Michigan Big Ten
6 Dom Forys (19-1) Pittsburgh ACC
7 Eric Montoya (26-4) Nebraska Big Ten
8 Zane Richards (25-4) Illinois Big Ten
9 Scotty Parker (16-2) Lehigh EIWA
10 John Erneste (23-6) Missouri MAC
11 Bryan Lantry (20-5) Buffalo MAC
12 Josh Alber (23-5) UNI MAC
13 Earl Hall (22-10) Iowa St. Big 12
14 Mitch McKee (19-17) Minnesota Big Ten
15 Jamal Morris (20-9) North Carolina St. ACC
16 Kevin Devoy (20-7) Drexel EIWA
US Pat D`Arcy (16-14) Princeton EIWA
US Chris Debien (17-9) Chattanooga SoCon
US Scott Delvecchio (20-13) Rutgers Big Ten
US Austin Eicher (21-16) Michigan St. Big Ten
US DJ Fehlman (29-9) Lock Haven EWL
US Mark Grey (20-10) Cornell EIWA
US Corey Keener (19-13) Central Mich. MAC
US Alex Madrigal (12-12) Old Dominion MAC
US Rico Montoya (18-12) Northern Colo. Big 12
US Korbin Myers (29-10) Edinboro EWL
US Jeffrey Ott (14-14) Harvard EIWA
US Joseph Palmer (26-5) Oregon St. Pac-12
US Billy Rappo (16-13) Maryland Big Ten
US Connor Schram (14-4) Stanford Pac-12
US Colby Smith (26-9) Appalachian St. SoCon
US Cam Sykora (25-6) North Dakota St. Big 12
US Anthony Tutolo (19-8) Kent St. MAC

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2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 Dean Heil (27-0) Oklahoma St. Big 12
2 Kevin Jack (29-1) North Carolina St. ACC
3 Joey McKenna (28-1) Stanford Pac-12
4 Matthew Kolodzik (26-2) Princeton EIWA
5 Anthony Ashnault (27-3) Rutgers Big Ten
6 George DiCamillo (20-4) Virginia ACC
7 Joseph Ward (26-5) North Carolina ACC
8 Jaydin Eierman (24-5) Missouri MAC
9 Colton McCrystal (31-9) Nebraska Big Ten
10 Bryce Meredith (28-6) Wyoming Big 12
11 Randy Cruz (21-7) Lehigh EIWA
12 Luke Pletcher (23-7) Ohio St. Big Ten
13 Javier Gasca III (27-8) Michigan St. Big Ten
14 Thomas Thorn (17-7) Minnesota Big Ten
15 Tyler Smith (28-8) Bucknell EIWA
16 Jared Prince (25-7) Navy EIWA
US Timmy Box (26-12) Northern Colo. Big 12
US Christopher Carton (24-8) Iowa Big Ten
US Dylan Caruana (18-15) Binghamton EIWA
US Ryan Diehl (9-5) Maryland Big Ten
US Logan Everett (21-14) Army West Point EIWA
US Noah Forrider (26-6) Ohio MAC
US James Gulibon (14-10) Penn St. Big Ten
US Johnathan Hathaway (17-11) Oregon St. Pac-12
US Joshua Heil (15-11) Campbell SoCon
US Mike Longo (19-8) Oklahoma Big 12
US Cole Martin (21-15) Wisconsin Big Ten
US Ronald Perry (28-6) Lock Haven EWL
US Salvator Profaci (13-15) Michigan Big Ten
US Russell Rohlfing (23-11) CSU Bakersfield Pac-12
US Colton Schilling (13-9) Cal Poly Pac-12
US Mason Smith (23-12) Central Mich. MAC
US Brock Zacherl (21-3) Clarion EWL

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2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 Zain Retherford (23-0) Penn St. Big Ten
2 Anthony Collica (20-2) Oklahoma St. Big 12
3 Lavion Mayes (19-2) Missouri MAC
4 Micah Jordan (28-3) Ohio St. Big Ten
5 Brandon Sorensen (26-4) Iowa Big Ten
6 Solomon Chishko (21-3) Virginia Tech ACC
7 Max Thomsen (27-5) UNI MAC
8 Patricio Lugo (30-7) Edinboro EWL
9 Justin Oliver (29-7) Central Mich. MAC
10 Laike Gardner (21-8) Lehigh EIWA
11 Davion Jeffries (19-13) Oklahoma Big 12
12 Sam Speno (22-8) North Carolina St. ACC
13 Alfred Bannister (22-5) Maryland Big Ten
14 Steve Bleise (26-7) Northern Ill. MAC
15 Kenny Theobald (22-9) Rutgers Big Ten
16 Jordan Laster (21-7) Princeton EIWA
US Nick Barber (16-12) Eastern Mich. MAC
US Eric Barone (10-11) Illinois Big Ten
US Matthew Cimato (26-9) Drexel EIWA
US Andrew Crone (26-11) Wisconsin Big Ten
US Joey Delgado (18-10) Oregon St. Pac-12
US Zac Hall (17-10) Michigan Big Ten
US Coleman Hammond (18-6) CSU Bakersfield Pac-12
US Michael Hayes (18-13) Old Dominion MAC
US Troy Heilmann (14-13) North Carolina ACC
US Sahid Kargbo (28-3) George Mason EWL
US Alex Kocer (27-8) South Dakota St. Big 12
US Samuel Krivus (23-12) Virginia ACC
US Hunter Ladnier (19-12) Harvard EIWA
US Joshua Maruca (21-8) Arizona St. Pac-12
US Cole Mendenhall (29-8) Wyoming Big 12
US Kyle Shoop (38-15) Lock Haven EWL
US Matthew Zovistoski (26-9) Appalachian St. SoCon

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Daily Collegian

Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 Jason Nolf (22-0) Penn St. Big Ten
2 Michael Kemerer (27-2) Iowa Big Ten
3 Joey Lavallee (25-1) Missouri MAC
4 Tyler Berger (32-4) Nebraska Big Ten
5 Joseph Smith (11-4) Oklahoma St. Big 12
6 Clayton Ream (24-4) North Dakota St. Big 12
7 Dylan Palacio (9-1) Cornell EIWA
8 Jake Short (23-12) Minnesota Big Ten
9 Joshua Shields (32-7) Arizona St. Pac-12
10 Brian Murphy (16-8) Michigan Big Ten
11 Colin Heffernan (29-7) Central Mich. MAC
12 Russell Parsons (26-4) Army West Point EIWA
13 Clark Glass (23-6) Oklahoma Big 12
14 John Van Brill (23-9) Rutgers Big Ten
15 Sal Mastriani (16-6) Virginia Tech ACC
16 Archie Colgan (34-8) Wyoming Big 12
US Andrew Atkinson (20-10) Virginia ACC
US May Bethea (24-9) Penn EIWA
US Thomas Bullard (21-10) North Carolina St. ACC
US Bryant Clagon (22-5) Rider EWL
US Mike D`Angelo (16-9) Princeton EIWA
US Jake Danishek (19-13) Indiana Big Ten
US Jake Faust (9-7) Duke ACC
US Paul Fox (25-13) Stanford Pac-12
US Alex Griffin (24-13) Purdue Big Ten
US Kyle Langenderfer (23-8) Illinois Big Ten
US Victor Lopez (27-7) Bucknell EIWA
US Ryan Mosley (26-10) Gardner-Webb SoCon
US Taleb Rahmani (23-6) Pittsburgh ACC
US Timothy Ruschell (15-9) Wisconsin Big Ten
US Colt Shorts (20-12) Cal Poly Pac-12
US Casey Sparkman (25-12) Kent St. MAC
US Aaron Walker (28-10) The Citadel SoCon

Note: Brian Murphy of Michigan initially recieved the #10 seed but was forced to withdraw due to an injury he suffered at Big Tens.

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Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 Isaiah Martinez (27-0) Illinois Big Ten
2 Logan Massa (27-2) Michigan Big Ten
3 Vincenzo Joseph (17-4) Penn St. Big Ten
4 Isaac Jordan (24-4) Wisconsin Big Ten
5 Chad Walsh (29-2) Rider EWL
6 Daniel Lewis (24-3) Missouri MAC
7 Anthony Valencia (32-5) Arizona St. Pac-12
8 Dylan Cottrell (18-4) West Virginia Big 12
9 Chandler Rogers (20-6) Oklahoma St. Big 12
10 Te`Shan Campbell (20-2) Pittsburgh ACC
11 Bryce Steiert (19-4) UNI MAC
12 Austin Matthews (18-7) Edinboro EWL
13 Brandon Womack (30-8) Cornell EIWA
14 Branson Ashworth (35-7) Wyoming Big 12
15 Drew Hughes (26-8) Michigan St. Big Ten
16 Nicholas Wanzek (26-12) Minnesota Big Ten
US Cody Burcher (16-16) Ohio St. Big Ten
US Lorenzo De La Riva (19-11) CSU Bakersfield Pac-12
US Andrew Fogarty (22-11) North Dakota St. Big 12
US Joseph Gunther (18-8) Iowa Big Ten
US Brian Hamann (20-11) North Carolina St. ACC
US Brooks Martino (15-6) Penn EIWA
US Shaun`Qae McMurtry (10-10) Northern Ill. MAC
US Yoanse Mejias (10-7) Oklahoma Big 12
US Andrew Mendel (23-12) Army West Point EIWA
US Quentin Perez (22-10) Campbell SoCon
US Johnny Sebastian (22-8) Northwestern Big Ten
US Keaton Subjeck (22-7) Stanford Pac-12
US Keilan Torres (28-14) Northern Colo. Big 12
US Cole Walter (19-9) Lehigh EIWA
US Tyrel White (22-13) Columbia EIWA
US Seldon Wright (20-10) Old Dominion MAC
US Luke Zilverberg (24-8) South Dakota St. Big 12

174

Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 Zahid Valencia (33-0) Arizona St. Pac-12
2 Brian Realbuto (23-1) Cornell EIWA
3 Bo Jordan (14-1) Ohio St. Big Ten
4 Zach Epperly (19-1) Virginia Tech ACC
5 Mark Hall (26-3) Penn St. Big Ten
6 Ryan Preisch (22-4) Lehigh EIWA
7 Kyle Crutchmer (18-5) Oklahoma St. Big 12
8 Ethan Ramos (19-6) North Carolina ACC
9 Myles Amine (26-5) Michigan Big Ten
10 Zach Brunson (28-8) Illinois Big Ten
11 Alex Meyer (24-7) Iowa Big Ten
12 Casey Kent (22-6) Penn EIWA
13 Taylor Lujan (27-4) UNI MAC
14 Lelund Weatherspoon (22-11) Iowa St. Big 12
15 Trace Engelkes (19-4) Northern Ill. MAC
16 Christian Brucki (29-8) Central Mich. MAC
US Connor Bass (21-11) Duke ACC
US Jadaen Bernstein (28-8) Navy EIWA
US Ryan Christensen (20-17) Wisconsin Big Ten
US Austin Dewey (24-13) Boise St. Pac-12
US Peter Galli (26-6) Stanford Pac-12
US Josef Johnson (29-11) Harvard EIWA
US David Kocer (23-8) South Dakota St. Big 12
US Jacob Morrissey (16-11) Purdue Big Ten
US Jordan Pagano (26-9) Rutgers Big Ten
US Christopher Pfarr (18-13) Minnesota Big Ten
US Matt Reed (12-11) Oklahoma Big 12
US Nick Reenan (20-11) North Carolina St. ACC
US Jake Residori (19-11) SIUE SoCon
US Jonathan Schleifer (17-8) Princeton EIWA
US Ty Schoffstall (20-9) Edinboro EWL
US Devin Skatzka (24-11) Indiana Big Ten
US Austin Trott (24-6) Gardner-Webb SoCon

184

2016 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 Gabe Dean (30-0) Cornell EIWA
2 Bo Nickal (21-1) Penn St. Big Ten
3 Samuel Brooks (24-2) Iowa Big Ten
4 Nolan Boyd (21-4) Oklahoma St. Big 12
5 Zachary Zavatsky (24-2) Virginia Tech ACC
6 Myles Martin (26-7) Ohio St. Big Ten
7 Timothy Dudley (27-4) Nebraska Big Ten
8 Jack Dechow (28-3) Old Dominion MAC
9 Nathan Jackson (29-3) Indiana Big Ten
10 Michael Macchiavello (24-6) North Carolina St. ACC
11 Emory Parker (28-8) Illinois Big Ten
12 Drew Foster (22-4) UNI MAC
13 Bryce Carr (25-4) Chattanooga SoCon
14 Dakota Geer (29-8) Edinboro EWL
15 Steven Schneider (32-8) Binghamton EIWA
16 Jordan Ellingwood (26-8) Central Mich. MAC
US Michael Coleman (21-6) Navy EIWA
US Nick Corba (23-8) Cleveland St. EWL
US Alexander DeCiantis (21-12) Drexel EIWA
US Michale Fagg-Daves (19-13) Rider EWL
US Dylan Gabel (24-9) Northern Colo. Big 12
US Hunter Gamble (24-7) Gardner-Webb SoCon
US Nicholas Gravina (20-9) Rutgers Big Ten
US Jason Grimes (19-18) American EIWA
US Ville Heino (26-7) Campbell SoCon
US Joe Heyob (22-10) Penn EIWA
US Garrett Hoffman (18-14) Bucknell EIWA
US Samson Imonode (24-10) Army West Point EIWA
US Christian LaFragola (23-13) Brown EIWA
US Zach Nevills (6-9) Stanford Pac-12
US Hunter Ritter (19-14) Wisconsin Big Ten
US Mitch Sliga (17-11) Northwestern Big Ten
US Robert Steveson (13-16) Minnesota Big Ten

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Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
1 J`den Cox (23-0) Missouri MAC
2 Brett Pfarr (27-2) Minnesota Big Ten
3 Kollin Moore (28-3) Ohio St. Big Ten
4 Jared Haught (24-2) Virginia Tech ACC
5 Matt McCutcheon (18-4) Penn St. Big Ten
6 Preston Weigel (18-5) Oklahoma St. Big 12
7 Aaron Studebaker (27-8) Nebraska Big Ten
8 Ryan Wolfe (20-4) Rider EWL
9 Nate Rotert (21-7) South Dakota St. Big 12
10 Kevin Beazley (22-5) Old Dominion MAC
11 Shawn Scott (24-7) Northern Ill. MAC
12 Frank Mattiace (26-9) Penn EIWA
13 Tom Sleigh (31-5) Bucknell EIWA
14 Corey Griego (24-8) Oregon St. Pac-12
15 Ricky Robertson (26-14) Wisconsin Big Ten
16 Austin Severn (23-10) Central Mich. MAC
US Jacob Berkowitz (22-9) Northwestern Big Ten
US Christian Brunner (23-15) Purdue Big Ten
US Steban Cervantes (22-11) Navy EIWA
US Daniel Chaid (17-13) North Carolina ACC
US Matt Correnti (16-13) Rutgers Big Ten
US Brett Harner (14-8) Princeton EIWA
US Marcus Harrington (9-11) Iowa St. Big 12
US Jacob Holschlag (20-8) UNI MAC
US Benjamin Honis (27-13) Cornell EIWA
US Brad Johnson (16-12) Oklahoma Big 12
US Jeric Kasunic (24-10) American EIWA
US Josh Marchok (15-7) Stanford Pac-12
US Malik McDonald (20-9) North Carolina St. ACC
US Tanner Orndorff (20-14) Utah Valley Big 12
US Jake Tindle (19-10) SIUE SoCon
US Cash Wilke (16-11) Iowa Big Ten
US Matt Williams (17-9) CSU Bakersfield Pac-12

Note: Jake Smith of West Virginia was forced to withdraw due to injury before seeds were announced and was replaced by Cash Wilke of Iowa.

HWT

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Seed Wrestler School Conf
Seed Wrestler School Conf
3 Ty Walz (22-2) Virginia Tech ACC
4 Jacob Kasper (27-3) Duke ACC
5 Nick Nevills (20-3) Penn St. Big Ten
6 Austin Schafer (22-1) Oklahoma St. Big 12
7 Tanner Hall (29-5) Arizona St. Pac-12
8 Michael Kroells (27-9) Minnesota Big Ten
9 Denzel Dejournette (26-6) Appalachian St. SoCon
10 Nathan Butler (23-9) Stanford Pac-12
11 Jared Johnson (26-7) Chattanooga SoCon
12 William Miller (31-9) Edinboro EWL
13 Collin Jensen (28-11) Nebraska Big Ten
14 Thomas Haines (31-5) Lock Haven EWL
15 Ryan Solomon (17-4) Pittsburgh ACC
16 Garrett Ryan (26-7) Columbia EIWA
US Cody Crawford (22-7) Oregon St. Pac-12
US Dustin Dennison (22-8) Utah Valley Big 12
US Cory Gilliland-Daniel (19-14) North Carolina ACC
US Joseph Goodhart (24-8) Drexel EIWA
US Jake Gunning (20-5) Buffalo MAC
US Jere Heino (22-7) Campbell SoCon
US Youssif Hemida (20-11) Maryland Big Ten
US Gage Hutchison (25-13) Eastern Mich. MAC
US Conan Jennings (17-14) Northwestern Big Ten
US Mike Kosoy (21-10) North Carolina St. ACC
US Ross Larson (21-8) Oklahoma Big 12
US Connor Medbery (25-1) Wisconsin Big Ten
US Austin Myers (15-13) Missouri MAC
US Ray O`Donnell (17-8) Princeton EIWA
US Zack Parker (22-11) Ohio MAC
US Newton Smerchek (23-11) Central Mich. MAC
US Kyle Snyder (12-0) Ohio St. Big Ten
US Benjamin Tynan (18-6) North Dakota St. Big 12
US Doug Vollaro (18-7) Lehigh EIWA
HWT

Quick Thoughts About Cyclone Draws

133: Earl Hall

Hall getting a seed at all wasn’t a sure thing so there isn’t much to complain about with #13. He should be able to pick up a first round win but in the second round he’ll likely have #4 Cory Clark of Iowa, who he has never beaten in multiple tries throughout his career. And a loss in that match has a good shot at sending him to a consolation matchup against Montoya of Northern Colorado, who upset him at Big XIIs. The path to AA is never easy but Hall will have to wrestle a lot better than he has recently if he’s going to end his career with a third trip to the podium.

174: Lelund Weatherspoon

Like Hall, Weatherspoon wasn’t a sure bet to get seeded so you can’t really complain about where he’s at in the bracket. Lelund will open up with a winnable match against Galli of Stanford but then will run in to the wall that is #3 Bo Jordan of Ohio State. However, going through the likely paths through the consolation bracket things set up well for Lelund to make an All American run from the backside. If Lelund is wrestling at the top of his game he doesn’t need any huge upsets to reach at least the round of twelve. That said, results this year haven’t been all that inspiring so it is tough to get one’s hopes up too high.

197: Marcus Harrington

Harrington is unseeded and drew Big XII champion, #6 seed Preston Weigel of Oklahoma State in the first round. But hey, just getting here was an accomplishment so there’s nothing to lose. Any wins Harrington can pick up on the backside are good ones.

Next Up

We’ll have a preview up next Thursday morning with a more detailed look at the matchups for the Cyclone wrestlers.